Star-Studded JERSEY 4 JERSEY Show to Benefit New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund

Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock, Saquon Barkley, Tony Bennett, Danny DeVito, Halsey, Chelsea Handler and SZA are among the celebrities who will participate.

Some of New Jersey’s biggest stars in the world of entertainment are coming together for one sole purpose: to help raise money for the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF).

On Tuesday, NJPRF announced JERSEY 4 JERSEY — a one-night fundraiser to fight the medical, social and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable communities.

“NJPRF will provide grants to existing organizations with a demonstrated track record of caring for vulnerable communities. One hundred percent of every dollar received online by NJPRF will go to organizations that provide essential services to those in need and to assist those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic — so you can be assured that your contribution will have impact,” according to the fund’s website.

This special event, which will be broadcast, will feature New Jersey’s biggest champions and celebrities participating from their homes, including Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock, Saquon Barkley, Tony Bennett, Danny DeVito, Halsey, Chelsea Handler, Charlie Puth, Kelly Ripa, SZA and more.

The fundraising event will also showcase first-hand accounts from frontline workers and those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic that, at the time of this article’s publication, infected more than 280,000 individuals in the tri-state area and claimed the lives of thousands. New Jersey remains the state with the second-highest number of cases, behind New York.

“New Jersey is on the front lines of this pandemic, making it more important than ever for us to do what Jersey does best – take care of one another,” New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy said. “That’s why we’re asking everyone in our state to join the NJPRF and some of New Jersey’s finest for some much-needed musical entertainment, levity and Jersey Pride during these unprecedented times.”

The NJPRF was launched March 24 and in less than three weeks the organization announced that nearly $20 million in funds have been raised to date.

JERSEY 4 JERSEY will be broadcast at 7 p.m. EST on Wednesday, April 22, on Apple Music and AppleTV apps, worldwide. It will also be broadcast live and rebroadcast five times on E Street Radio on SiriusXM. A number of local television and radio stations, including WNBC and New Jersey’s public television station NJTV, will also broadcast the event.

JERSEY 4 JERSEY will be produced by Joel Gallen who produced numerous other fundraising television events including the award-winning telethon that immediately followed 9/11.

For more information on the event and where to watch, click here.

Coronavirus in New Jersey: What concerts, festivals and shows have been rescheduled, canceled

Patrick O’Shea

There may be no place to go, but there certainly are many places to visit — online, that is — as stay-at-home entertainment choices continue to populate the internet.

And HomeFront’s ArtSpace wants you to be a part of its upcoming online exhibit.

The Lawrence-based ArtSpace is planning “Small Works from Big Hearts,” a fundraising art show that will appear online only at first, then “when things become safer, we will exhibit the works ‘in real life.’”

Stuck-at-home artists are invited to create and submit 2-D works in any medium, measuring no larger than 8-by-10 inches. High resolution images of the donated works can be emailed to [email protected]. The entries will be displayed in the “Small Works from Big Hearts” virtual gallery exhibit from May 10 to June 10 at

Artists will be instructed to drop off their actual creations at ArtSpace’s HomeFront Family Campus at a date to be determined for placement in “ArtJam,” a fundraiser tentatively scheduled for mid-October. The works will be for sale and 100 percent of proceeds will benefit HomeFront’s ArtSpace programs.

Art may be submitted through May 8. An ongoing sneak peek of submissions can be viewed through May 10 prior to the complete exhibit going live.

Full details and prospectus can be found at


Here’s a rundown of arts and entertainment events that have been canceled or rescheduled throughout the state to date.


Gov. Phil Murphy decreed that all state and county parks, forests and trails be closed until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic. Some federal parks in New Jersey, including the Delaware Water Gap and Gateway National Recreation Area, have closed facilities but remain open for passive recreation; others, such as Morristown National Historical Park, are closed to all use.

Rutgers University announced all public events scheduled at the university through August are suspended at all campuses. Summer classes will be conducted online. Visit for more information.


Murphy has ordered the indefinite closing of all Atlantic City casinos.

Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City has postponed events through June 19, including its May 9 Mother’s Day concert with Fantasia and Keith Sweat, which has been moved to 2021. Visit

The Stockton University Performing Arts Center on the Galloway campus has erased its schedule of all events through May. For more information contact 609-652-9000 or visit


Events have been canceled or postponed at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford through June 12, including the May23-24 BTS shows. Justin Bieber has postponed his “Changes” tour, which was scheduled to land at Metlife on Sept. 26. For information visit

Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood has canceled, postponed or rescheduled shows through May 13, some of which already have secured new dates later this year. For information visit or call 201-227-1030.

The Hackensack Performing Arts Center in Hackensack is canceling all events through May 1. For more information visit

The Belskie Museum of Art and Science in Closter is closed until further notice. Visit or call 201-768-0286.

The Mahwah Museum in Mahwah is closed until further notice. Lectures and workshops scheduled for April and May have been postponed. Visit or call 201-512-0099.


The Roebling Museum in Florence has suspended all public programming until further notice. Visit The April 18 “Eats N Beats” will be rescheduled. The April 25 11th annual Roebling Museum Car Show is canceled.


BB&T Pavilion has shifted what would have been its season-opening concert, MM*B*B 2020, from May 15 to Sept. 19 and canceled the May 30 Radio 104.5 Birthday Show. Kicking off its summer now will be the Lumineers on June 5. The June 19 Zac Brown show has been canceled. Visit for details.

The Adventure Aquarium in Camden has suspended operations, but assures proper staffing will be maintained to care of the aquatic life and animals on site. It hopes to reopen in May. Visit or call 844-474-3474.

The Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood has postponed or rescheduled concert dates through the summer. The next event on the schedule is Tricia Sloan Dance’s “Beauty and the Beast” ballet on Oct. 4 (rescheduled from May 3). For information visit or call 856-858-1000.

The New Jersey Renaissance Faire, held yearly at Liberty Lake in Bordentown, had canceled the 2020 edition planned for May 23-June 7. It is planning to try again May 22-June 6, 2021.


The newly renamed Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) — formerly Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities — has canceled or postponed all public programming until further notice. It has posted a virtual tour of the Physick House Museum ( and a virtual climb of the Cape May lighthouse (

The Cape May County Park and Zoo are closed until further notice.


The Landis Theater in Vineland has opted to “to postpone all shows and gatherings of any sort on theater property” until further notice. Visit for updates.

The Levoy Theatre in Millville has rescheduled or postponed its slate of shows through May 18. Visit or call 856-327-6400.

Wheaton Arts and Culture Center and the Museum of American Glass in Millville have suspended public programming until further notice. Keep tabs at or call 856-825-6800.

The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville has closed until further notice, canceled all workshops and its planned May 30 spring fundraiser. It has converted “Isolation” to an ongoing online exhibit, to be updated as entries are received. Gallery 1 was posted April 14. Call 856-327-4500 or visit


The Prudential Center in Newark has closed its facilities, offices, the Grammy Museum Experience and the RJWBarnabas Health Hockey House. New Jersey Devils games and events and concerts have been postponed until further notice. The May 6 Five Finger Death Punch concert is rescheduled for Oct. 28. The May 16 Prince Royce concert has been canceled. For questions, email [email protected]. For the up-to-date information, visit or

New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark has suspended all performances through June 1. All NJPAC arts education and community engagement programming also is canceled. For information call 888-466-5722 or visit

South Orange Performing Arts Center in South Orange has halted all shows through June 4. For information, call 973-313-2787, email [email protected] or visit

Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn has postponed its April production of “Sister Act” to a date yet determined and suspended classes. It also announced it was putting its May world premiere production of “The Wanderer” on hold and canceling its May 15 fundraiser. Visit or email [email protected].

Luna Stage in West Orange has postponed its spring productions of “Hooray for Ladyland! Gay History for Straight People” and “Shruti Gupta Can Totally Deal” until further notice. Visit

Wellmont Theater in Montclair has postponed all shows on its schedule through May 14. For information visit or call 973-783-9500.

Peak Performances at Kasser Theater on the Montclair State University campus in Montclair has postponed the May 7-10 staging of Familie Floz’s “Hotel Paradiso” to next season. For updates, visit

Outpost in the Burbs, based at the First Congregational Church in Montclair, has postponed all concerts on its bill, rescheduling some of them to fall dates. Visit

The Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck has canceled April events. Visit or call 201-836-3499 for updates.

The Newark Museum of Art in Newark is closed until May 28. Visit or call 973-596-6550.

The Montclair Art Museum in Montclair is closed until further notice. For updates, visit or check social media pages.

The Jewish Museum of New Jersey in Newark has canceled its “Reinventing Eve” exhibit and is closed to the public. Visit

The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Montclair is shut until further notice. Look for updates at

The Nutley Museum in Nutley has canceled all events through April. Call 973-667-1528 or visit


Broadway Theatre of Pitman has closed its doors through July 8. Customer service is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Call 856-384-8381 or visit

The Heritage Glass Museum in Glassboro will be closed until further notice. Contact or call 856-881-7468.


The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City is closed until further notice. Those who purchased advance tickets will have the option of a refund or donating the ticket price to the center. Visit or call 201-200-1000.


Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville has put its productions on hold, aiming to raise its curtain again for the June 12 opening of “Anything Goes.” The young audience production of “Disney’s the Lion’s King Experience Kids” will move to a date to be determined. Visit for more information.

The Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton is closed until further notice but has posted three virtual exhibits online: “Explorations in Felt” in collaboration with Fiber Art Network; “Yael Eisner — Member Highlight” and “Young Arts Showcase.” Visit

The Red Mill Museum Village will be closed until further notice. The planned April 19 “Retro Ride and Picnic” has been canceled and the May 17 “Wheels for the Wheel” car show has been moved to July 26. Visit

The ACME Screening Room in Lambertville is closed but has made virtual screening of films available online. A $12 “ticket” makes the selected film available for five days. Visit


McCarter Theatre in Princeton has suspended all performances, classes and other events through June. For information, visit or call 609-258-2787.

Passage Theatre at the Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton has pushed its production of “Mother (and Me)” to June 19-21. Look online at

The New Jersey State Museum in Trenton is closed until further notice. Visit

The 1719 William Trent House Museum in Trenton has suspended operation until further notice. For information visit or call 609-989-0087.

Old Barracks Museum in Trenton is closed until further notice but has opened an online exhibit titled “When Women Vote: The Old Barracks and the Anti-Suffrage Movement.” For more information visit

Mercer County has shut down activities at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton. The April 23 Adam Sandler and three shows set for May — Trolls Live, Jojo Siwa and Cirque du Soleil — have been canceled. For information visit

The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie is closed through April, postponing the opening of “Ellarslie Open 37″ until the fall. Visit

Artworks has moved the annual “Art All Night” at Roebling Wire Works in Trenton from June 20-21 to Aug. 15-16. Visit

The Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton is closed until further evaluation. Programming has been canceled through May 5. For information, visit or call 609-586-0616.

All Princeton University public events are suspended and the Princeton University Art Museum is closed until further notice. Visit for updates.

Kelsey Theatre on the Mercer County Community College campus in West Windsor has postponed the rest of its schedule through July. Visit for more.

1867 Sanctuary in Ewing has postponed all events until further notice. For information visit

Rider University Arts has canceled on- and off-campus Westminster Choir College and Rider events through May 15. Visit

Morven Museum and Garden in Princeton is closed until further notice. Visit


State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick has canceled or postponed programming through mid-August. Next date on its schedule is the Aug. 28 Righteous Brothers concert. For more information visit or call 732- 246-7469.

Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick has pushed back its opening for “Freedom Rider” from April to Sept. 10. Visit or call 732-545-8100.

George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick has shifted its April 21-May 17 performances of “A Walk on the Moon” to next season. Contact 732-246-7717 or

The Avenel Performing Arts Center in Avenel has postponed performances through May 27, rescheduling April shows to later dates. Contact 732-314-0500 or

East Jersey Old Town Village and the Cornelius Low House Museum in Piscataway are closed until further notice. For updates, text CULTURE to 56512.


The PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel has pushed back what would have been its season-opening June 13 Lady Antebellum concert to Sept. 26. The June Alice Cooper concert is canceled and the July 7 James Taylor concert has been postponed. As of now, the season opener will be the June 20 Megadeth/Lamb of God double bill. Visit for details.

Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank has postponed performances through April 18, with some events already rescheduled for later this year. The ticket service for the April 19 Art Garfunkel and April 25 Piff the Magic Dragon shows was still open as of April 15, but it’s unlikely those dates will take place. Other dates stretching through June also have been postponed or rescheduled. Ticket holders unable to make any new dates should contact the box office at 732-842-9000 to make alternate arrangements. Tonight’s Count Basie Center Teen + College FilmFest screening has been shifted to a free online streaming. Visit for updates.

Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal has suspended all productions through May 28. For information call 732-531-9106 or visit

The Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan has postponed shows through May 28. Visit for updates.

Monmouth University Center for the Arts in West Long Branch has postponed scheduled events through this season. It will be streaming back productions from the “Metropolitan Opera Live” and “National Theatre Live” series. Visit for updates.

The Asbury Park Boardwalk temporarily has closed venues along the Asbury Park waterfront, which include The Stone Pony, Wonder Bar, Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre; it also encompasses the Grand Arcade (the passthrough located between the Paramount Theatre and Convention Hall) and its retailers, restaurants and public restrooms. For all other establishments along the boardwalk, refer to that business’s website and social platforms for their policies and updates. For information, visit

The Asbury Park Music and Film Festival scheduled for April 23-26, with concerts by Melissa Etheridge and Blind Melon, has been postponed to a date to be determined.

Two River Theater in Red Bank has suspended all performances at least until its planned June 6 opening of “Lackawanna Blues.” Look online at for updated information.

New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch has canceled its remaining April dates of “The Promotion.” Visit

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County has suspended all programming through April. Visit

The Monmouth Museum in Lincroft is closed until further notice. Visit or call 732-224-1995.


Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown has canceled or postponed performances through June 13. All ticket holders will be contacted with more details. For information, call 973- 539-8008 or visit

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has postponed its April 18 fundraising gala to Saturday, Oct. 3, at STNJ’s Kean Theatre Factory, located in Florham Park. In the meantime, the theater is moving forward with plans for its 2020 season, set to kick off on May 20 with Matthew Barber’s “Enchanted April.” Visit

Drew University in Madison has canceled its public events through May. Visit for more information.

The Morris Museum in Morristown and its Bickford Theater will be closed until further notice. All upcoming ticketed events have been postponed and will be rescheduled for later dates. For information, call 973-971-3700 or visit

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown has canceled programming and will remain closed until April 30 or later. Visit or call 973-538-2404.

The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts in Madison has postponed public programs and plans to issue daily updates at

The Folk Project in Morristown has canceled its concerts through May and is promoting a selection of online live performances, as well as a weekly Monday and Thursday streamed song circles. Visit or call 973-335-9489.

Roxbury Arts Alliance has rescheduled the “The Music of John Denver and the Great American Country” concert with Charlie Zahm and Friends at Investors Bank Theater in Roxbury to May 29. All other events through May 16 and have been postponed with new dates to be announced. Visit or call 862-219-1379.

Morristown National Historical Park in Morristown announced all buildings, grounds, trails and parking areas are closed until further notice. More information and online exhibits can be found at

The Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center has re-christened its 19th “Mansion in May” fundraiser as “Splendor in September.” The Designer Showcase and Gardens will run Sept. 8-Oct. 4 at Tyvan Hill in New Vernon. Visit

The Boonton Historical Society and Museum in Boonton is closed until further notice. Visit or email [email protected].


Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor have temporarily suspended operations and will delay its season opening until mid-May or later. Those who have prepaid tickets or season passes will received date extensions. For more information visit

The Jersey Shore Festival at Seaside Heights has delayed this year’s music and art festivities to May 29-30, noting that too may change “as developments unfold.”

The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts on the Ocean County College campus in Toms River has postponed its lineup of shows through May 30. Visit or call 732-255-0500.

The Strand Center for the Arts in Lakewood announced its temporary closure in accordance with Gov. Murphy’s directive. Ticket holders are directed to monitor the Strand’s website at or on social media for more details.

Albert Music Hall in Wall has canceled its April concerts. For latest updates, visit


The William Paterson Presents schedule at William Paterson University in Wayne has removed all events from its spring schedule. Visit for updates.

The Paterson Museum in Paterson will remain closed until further notice. Look for updates at


Raritan Valley Community College Arts on the Branchburg campus has postponed the April 18 Shadows of the ’60s performance to Aug. 8. The Artrageous show was rescheduled for Aug. 7. Visit

The Watchung Arts Center in Watchung announced its office and galleries will be closed until further notice. The March 14 Rio Clemente concert was moved to June 6.

The Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook has cleared all events from this schedule through May 15, rescheduling some concerts to later this year. Visit


The Newton Theatre in Newton is setting new dates for events it has suspended through May 29. For information, visit or call 973-383-3700.

The Rhino Theatre Group in Hamburg has canceled performances, classes and workshops through an undetermined date. Mainstage and Studio 237 shows are being rescheduled. Visit for more information.


The Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway has canceled entertainment events and the Golden Gloves boxing tournament matches through May 28. For more information, call 732-499-8226 or visit

Kean Stage has postponed all shows through May 10. For more information, visit or

“Rahway Taste of Spring” 20th anniversary celebration scheduled for April 24 has been canceled. For information, email [email protected].


Centenary Stage Company, based on the campus of Centenary University in Hackettstown, has suspended its 2019/2020 season until the beginning of June. Some of the postponed productions already have been given new dates. Call 908-979-0900 or visit

Rutherfurd Hall in Allamuchy has suspended all activities, programs and museum hours until further notice. Visit or call 908-852-1894, ext. 338, for more information.